You’re a parent? Good. So are we.
Firstly, we get that this is a mine field. How many strings has it got? Who to pick, what to play, what will they be learning, will they stick at it – is this just a phase they’re going through and “HOW MUCH IS IT!?”
Let’s answer some of these questions… How many strings has it got? It could be six, four, seven, maybe twelve? Some are eight, occasionally 5, unless it’s a sitar which has five melody strings, one or two drone strings and as many as 13 sympathetic strings!
Pick us. Why? Because we’re the cool guys. We teach RSL Awards. (The modern one). We are each PVG/DBS registered, making us not just cool guys, but also good guys. If we can’t fit you in, or we don’t teach the instrument you’re looking for, we’ll find someone like us for you. Good Karma points! Music is about bringing people together.
Quiet guy? Choose Bass. Outgoing and love the spotlight? Guitarist. Fidget much? Drummer. Long fingers? Pianist. Disney Hits in the car? Vocalist. The options are endless. Not with us though, because we teach those, plus Mandolin, Keyboard and Ukulele.
If you’re completely tone deaf and can’t carry a tune in a bucket – We also teach sound production and music theory. Music is for everyone.
Sticking at it? We can’t predict that. We do know that we adapt to our students and we understand it’s about relationships, not just with the tutor, but with the music itself. We introduce new music, new ways of learning. We’re tutors, not teachers. We’re guides, not masters. Creative types aren’t always easy, people aren’t always easy, we teach individuals. Individuals aren’t predictable. Music should be accessible.
For 30 minutes, we’re £18. For 60 Minutes, we’re 2 x £18. 45 minutes? That’s 1.5 x £18. 2 Hours? 4 x £18. See what i’m getting at? That’s our pricing structure. Little Timmy will learn better if we teach him for 30 minutes at £18 every week, than teaching him for 13 hours every 6 months because the bulk-buy was cheaper.
“What is a PVG/DBS check?”
It’s a government issued document that says we’re legally able to work with vulnerable groups. See the below links for full info.
https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme – Scotland.
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about – England, Wales and N.I.